Monday, February 1, 2016

The Classics - CLOSING LINES: The Pilgrim's Progress by Paul Bunyan


"Shall it be my lot to go that way again, I may give those that desire it an account of what I here am silent about. Meantime, I bid my reader Adieu." 

(1855 edition; first Published 1678) 


I love the classics and plan to alternately share some "CLOSING lines" over the coming months. Comment if you wish, or read for inspiration. Writing styles were different then, or were they really? 

8 comments:

  1. I love the formality of this. It's such a glimpse into the time when it was polite to bid farewell graciously, even in books.

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  2. Hi Lee. I've seen this manner of ending before. It's not my favorite, but the book itself is a real classic.

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  3. It is one of my favorites, though it has been a few years since my last reading and I had forgotten that last adieu.

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    1. Not familiar to me either and I'd read the adult and children's versions!

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  4. A thought provoking ending ... would I go that way again and say all that I didn't say, 2nd time around, should any desire it?

    Thanks Sharon!

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    1. Ha...good interpretation :) Thanks Susan.

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